Simon Critchley on Futurism

“The future is a delusion; it’s fascist. You end up with a delusion of the present which is novel and then you extrapolate from there. That’s fascism. That’s capitalism. That’s an amnesia of the present and ultimately an ideology against the future. The point is to try and stop, to insert a spoke into the motor of history and slow things down. The idea that we need to accelerate is nothing more than ideology.” – Simon Critchley, European Graduate School lecture, June 4 2011


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